To Show or Not To Show?

To show or not to show, that is the question. What the heck are you talking about, you may say. Well, we are talking about your socks of course! The trend these days is to show some skin, some ankle skin to be exact.  We know that this is fine in milder climates, but some of you live in areas that are just plain frigid. So we think you can show some cool socks too.  Here are some examples of how we would wear our shoes from the shop with or “without” hosiery.

 

First up the ever popular ankle boot. Everybody has a pair, right? We would wear these P. Monjo boots with no-show-socks if we were wearing a midi length dress or skirt. With a pair of jeans, we would flash these fancy crane crews.

 

We love a good oxford around here! We think it’s perfectly acceptable to pretend we are wearing no socks as well as to show off some really cute designed ones too.

 

 

Tall boots. Totally okay to not show your socks obviously, but we also think it’s super cute when they peek out the cuff too.

 

These are just a few samples of what we have at re-souL. To see more of our shoe and sock collections, visit us in Ballard or shop on-line at resoul.com.

 

 

New Fall Arrivals!

Hello! We are starting to finally feel like Fall in the Pacific Northwest. How is your Fall shoe wardrobe looking? Time for an update? Let us show you some new arrivals as of late. Click on pictures below to see more information and details about our new arrivals at re-souL. For the latest up-to-date news, follow us on Instagram @shopresouL.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To see more visit us here at the shop on Ballard Ave., or visit us at resoul.com.

Have a great weekend! xo~ team re-souL

Poplin Style Giveaway!

 

It’s giveaway time! Want a chance to win a pair of shoes from our very own re-souL collection? Mellicia Marx is a talented stylist as well as an awesome human being! See how she pairs shoes from our shop with her creative taste in clothing for a perfect Spring pick me up. Head on over to the Poplin Style to enter for a chance to win a pair of shoes on us! To see the latest styles for Spring visit us at the shop or go to resoul.com. Good Luck ~ team re-souL

Behind The Scenes of Our “Shelley” Shootie

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Original Sketch and Prototype of Our Shootie

Ever wonder how a shoe comes to be? It’s not as simple as it seems. A lot of thought and development go into making a shoe. After all, it’s a 3-dimensional object that needs to fit well as well as look good! Other than designing and developing a shoe into a prototype, actual manufacturing of a shoe is really interesting.

Below are photos that were taken at one of the factories we use to make re-souL shoes. We will try and navigate you through the pictures taken at this factory in Peru. This particular style we named the “Shelley”. It’s not quite a shoe and yet not quite an ankle boot, it’s what we like to call a “shootie”.

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In these photos above, the pattern of this style, the lining, and the upper materials are sewn together for each size and color. The outside welt that goes around the shoe between the upper and the sole is having glue applied before the lasting of the shoe takes place.

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Here we can see the shoes that have been put on the last. The “last” is the form used to give a shoe its shape. You can see the welt and the sole from a side view before the heel block will be attached.

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After the shoes come off the last, and the heels have been attached, they await the final stages before boxing them up for shipment. They are cleaned up, waxed, buffed and stuffed with tissue.

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Lefts and rights are matched up and the final inspection is done. They are boxed up and ready to be sent to us. We can’t wait!

If you’d like to shop the Shelley shootie go to our website.

All photos courtesy of Jessica Gomez.